Does anyone have advice on sleeping with psoriatic arthritis? I only manage about 4-5 hours before pain wakes me up.

Does anyone have advice on sleeping with psoriatic arthritis? I only manage about 4-5 hours before pain wakes me up.

I've got a really good mattress that doesn't put pressure on the joints or spine.

A MyPsoriasisTeam Member said:

I sleep on my sides with my top leg on a very long pillow found at a local bedding shop. The pillow is positioned under my thigh and knee - this helps to keep my back straight and takes pressure off my knees which helps my pain and gives me a good night sleep.

posted over 2 years ago
A MyPsoriasisTeam Member said:

I've been prescribed CBD (marijuana), its been a godsend to use at night before bed.

posted 11 months ago
A MyPsoriasisTeam Member said:

I’m always tired but if I go out, makeup does wonders for how you really feel.

posted 12 months ago
A MyPsoriasisTeam Member said:

Hi Nancy. I hope you get some help from your Rheumatologist and pain specialist. It seems the only thing that helps me besides the Methotrexate is having cortisone injections every 3 months. I’ve started getting them in both ankles and that has helped also. I don’t have as much skin problems as I do pain and stiffness from psa. Let me know how you are doing and Happy New Year!

posted 11 months ago
A MyPsoriasisTeam Member said:

An adjustable bed and Zolpidem extended realese for me. I have also learned good sleep hygiene is important. I still have rough nights but I have learned over the years to just to relax and not get worked up. I used to just get stressed about the lack of sleep and the pain. In some ways I feel like I am fighting a war. I will loss and win some battles along the way.

posted over 1 year ago
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